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suesueky
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   Posted 7/6/2011 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys

Sorry been an awful time for me, what with work and having the pain issues as well. Well today I got a text message sent to me from the hospital reminding me of my appointment tomorrow at 9.30am. I did not know anything about this appointment so I phoned the hospital and the appointment clerk told me "Yes that is right we sent a letter to you in June" to which I replied "well I did not get this letter and as I am sure you will most probably know I am quite upset about it" The appointment clerk said "can you not make the appointment tomorrow then?" I asked "what is the appointment for as work my have an issue with only a days notice for time off" She replied with" well it is for your pre op" I was in shock, so I asked "Does that mean that my operation is soon" she said yes its been arranged for 17th July, you come in on the Sunday and have the operation on the Monday"

So guys I was shaking like a leaf and got very upset once I put the phone down after letting her know I would be there tomorrow morning. I have asked for the time off work and they have been fantastic. So it looks like I am not having my surgery in September as told at last appointment, I am having it in July. I am still trying to get my head round it all, I know its great news, but I thought I would have more time to get use to the idea first. I have to laugh now because it seems that my life is not that easy LOL


My dog is doing fine as well since his operation. He is still bandaged up and still has to have his stitches out but he has found a new lease of life :-) The vet has said it was cancer and it will come back again but I am making the most of my little old man while I can.

I really hope you are all well and having a low pain day (((((((((hugs)))))))))) xxxxxxxxx
Suesueky

Disc degenerative disease, L3/4 board disc bulge, L4/5 board disc bulge with significant nerve root compression on right L5 nerve root and also DDD at L5/S1. I also have an enlarged uterus with fibroids and have been a sufferer of psoriasis now for about 8 years.

Chutz
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   Posted 7/6/2011 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Suesueky~

Wow, what a shocker that must have been. I too would have some trouble taking it all in. I am glad you are getting it over with though...the sooner the better for your pain levels.

Give that pup of your a scratch behind the ear for me, OK? And a warm hug for you too.

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momtofourangels
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   Posted 7/6/2011 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sue what wonderful news, but I would be shocked too. It's not too long before you will be feeling better with your pain. I wish you good luck with your appointment later (now Thursday).

I'm glad that your doggie has had the surgery and got that old cancer taken off. I'm a doggie and kittie lover as well. I hope it doesn't come back.

You take care. I hope you're having a low pain night and that you're able to sleep with all that's going on.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 7/7/2011 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
 
      Good morning Lovie! wink ...(just had to stick that on there) smilewinkgrin
 
          Boy!...that would be a shock!....but what a relief to know it soon will be here and done.
 
  ...so I guessa big Congrat's to you! Let's hope your employer will make the adjustment without any problems for you. I'm sure they will!
 
      Pleased do keep us updated on this!
 
       Again Gongrat's!
 
  SE wink
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suesueky
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   Posted 7/7/2011 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hiya guys

Thanks so much for listening to me ((((hugs)))). My doggie is great, just can not believe how much energy he has, he has even made me giggle over the past few days, its like he is a puppy again.

Today went well, they have run through everything with me and I feel ok about it all now. They now say that I have spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis. They can sort it out for me, so fingers crossed now that all goes well. I am going to go shopping for all my new nightwear, dressing gown and slippers on Saturday, just so I am ready for Sunday 17th July. They are doing the surgery on the Sunday which surprised me, they told me it is a new scheme they are doing (my mum thinks its just so they can reduce the waiting list quicker). I have my positive head on guys and I can not wait now for it to be done, you never know it could be a great summer for me after all :-)

Well my lovies I shall go now and look at things I can buy at the shops. I pass on to you all lots of gentle ((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))and I wish you all a very low pain day

xxxxxx
Suesueky

Disc degenerative disease, L3/4 board disc bulge, L4/5 board disc bulge with significant nerve root compression on right L5 nerve root and also DDD at L5/S1. I also have an enlarged uterus with fibroids and have been a sufferer of psoriasis now for about 8 years.

NiNi53
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   Posted 7/7/2011 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Just want to wish you the best, and know all will be praying for you. 
 
Let all know how it goes when you feel like you can, until then I will personsally be praying for you and well I dont tell everyone this but I have special connection with the powers that be, lol, best to you.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson

straydog
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   Posted 7/7/2011 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sue, wow what a shock I am sure. But, one thing about it, by having your date moved up that is less time for you to mull things over in your mind and perhaps upset yourself. Any time surgery is in the future it can worry a person. What kind of surgery has the dr proposed to you? I am surprised you didn't hear from the surgeon rather than the hospital, thats a little odd.

Anyway, I wish you the best on your pending surgery.
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Chartreux
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   Posted 7/7/2011 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Well wishes for a good outcome from surgery, will be sending you lots of prayers...
Keep us posted when you can...
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 7/7/2011 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Well wishes for a good outcome from me too. I will be praying for you Sue on the 17th. I hope you were careful and didn't overdo today. I love going shopping. It gets me out of the house and I enjoy it. I always take an oxycodone and either Bayer Back and Body or Tylenol Arthritis, so I'm not in bad pain while out. I'm curious as to what you found at the shops.

You take care. Y hope you're having a low pain night.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

suesueky
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   Posted 7/10/2011 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much guys, I am a lot better prepared now :-) I have bought my nighties, dressing gown and slippers. I just need to pick up a few more things and I will be sorted.

I just wanted to ask have you guys got any ideas of what I may need while in hospital and when I come home? Any help would be great.

Much love and plenty of healing ((((((((hugs))))))))

Sue
xxxx
Suesueky

Disc degenerative disease, L3/4 board disc bulge, L4/5 board disc bulge with significant nerve root compression on right L5 nerve root and also DDD at L5/S1. I also have an enlarged uterus with fibroids and have been a sufferer of psoriasis now for about 8 years.

straydog
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   Posted 7/10/2011 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Sue, some people like to take their own bed pillow or a small throw with them to the hospital. hospital pillows are usually something else to be desired, lol.

Forgive me, but I cannot remember what kind of surgery you are having. Alot will depend on the type of surgery and what did the surgeon say about this? As long as you are doing ok, we all know insurance companies rule the length of stays in the hospital.

Lots of times constipation is a major problem for people after surgery, you may want to consider getting something for that like either a box of prunes if you like prunes. Careful not to overdo on them or you will end up with a different problem, lol. Usually 4-5 a day does the trick of keeping things moving right along. If you opt for something OT, many here have used Miralax, its a good stool softner.

If I can think of anything else will post it here. I am still having major internet problems even tho they were here Friday running a new line from house to the box in my neighbors yard behind our house.
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suesueky
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   Posted 7/10/2011 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Straydog

Thanks for the ideas, I would not of taken in my own pillow, but I will now. I will be taking in something to help with the number two's as I do not want to be in any more pain than I have to be. My mum has said take in dry shampoo just in case I am in for longer.

I have spinal stenosis so the surgeon is going to do decompression surgery to release the nerves that are being trapped. However when he has me opened up he is going to look at the spondlolisthesis which is also stopping the spinal fluid from getting to were it is needed, so he will see if he can just remove some of the bone or whether I have to have it fused together to prevent further movement of the vertebrae. So my stay can be anything from 2 days to week or more depending on what he decides to do to me.

I would not know what to do if my internet connection went wrong, especially now with having to go in to hospital. Hope it all gets sorted out for you lovie.

So anyone else got any more ideas of what to take in to hospital with me or even what I may need at home when I get out?

I send you all loads of warm ((((((((hugs))))))))) and hope you are all having a low pain day.

Love
Sue
xxxxxxx
Suesueky

Disc degenerative disease, L3/4 board disc bulge, L4/5 board disc bulge with significant nerve root compression on right L5 nerve root and also DDD at L5/S1. I also have an enlarged uterus with fibroids and have been a sufferer of psoriasis now for about 8 years.
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